Weekly Wrap: Saving the Chesapeake; Leading Greek Life reforms; NFL Draft

Pennsylvania's black bear population is experiencing a mange epidemic, and a Penn State research team will work with the state Game Commission to gain a better understanding of the disease and develop strategies to manage it. Credit: Pennsylvania Game CommissionAll Rights Reserved.

This week's top stories from across Penn State:

SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE: As Pennsylvania renews efforts to clean the state's waterways and the Chesapeake Bay, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is crafting a strategy in which farmers can help. 

GREATER PENN STATE: There's still more than two years until the conclusion of "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence," a University-wide effort to raise $1.6 billion by 2021. Already, the University has raised 41.2 percent of the campaign goal, or nearly $657 million.

GREEK LIFE CONFERENCE: “Fraternities and Sororities: What Next,” sponsored by Penn State and the Universities of Iowa and Nebraska–Lincoln, brought together more than 50 academic leaders — including university presidents, provosts, top student affairs officials and others — from 31 institutions across the country.

NFL DRAFT: When Penn State All-America running back Saquon Barkley gets selected in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, student media members from CommRadio will be on hand to report what happens.

UNION ELECTION RESULTS: The tally of preliminary election results indicates that a majority of graduate students — who voted in person and by mail — voted to not be represented by a union.

BEAR MANGE EPIDEMIC: Pennsylvania's black bear population is experiencing a mange epidemic, and a Penn State research team will work with the state Game Commission to gain a better understanding of the disease and develop strategies to manage it.

Last Updated April 26, 2018